Prayols tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Chateau de Foix at 4 km from Prayols

Visit Prayols: highlights and tourist information

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Prayols is situated in the Ariege department and Occitanie region.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Prayols in Occitanie.

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateau de Foix at 4 km and Foix at 4 km.

Prayols, France: places to visit and attractions

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!

Chateau de Foix

Chateau de Foix

Castle at 4 km (direction north-north-west)

The chateau de Foix is an impressive medieval castle on a rocky...

See Chateau de Foix guide


at 4 km (direction north-north-west)

The narrow medieval streets, the imposing castle above the town and the...

See Foix guide
Grotte de Lombrives

Grotte de Lombrives

Cave at 12 km (direction south)

Not the most famous caves perhaps but the Grotte de Lombrives is...

See Grotte de Lombrives guide


at 18 km (direction east-south-east)

In Montsegur be sure to visit the cathar castle with its lovely...

See Montsegur guide
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at 21 km (direction east-south-east)

The largest town in Ariege, Pamiers has several notable monuments including the...

See Pamiers guide


at 27 km (direction east-north-east)

In Mirepoix it is the beautifully preserved centre of the bastide town...

See Mirepoix guide


at 29 km (direction south-east)

A spa town since the 19th century, Ax-les-Thermes is now better known...

See Ax-les-Thermes guide


Most Beautiful Village at 30 km (direction east-north-east)

The fortified village of Camon, listed as a 'most beautiful village of...

See Camon guide


at 39 km (direction west)

The tiny village of Montjoie-en-Couserans is included because it is the start...

See Montjoie-en-Couserans guide


at 39 km (direction west)

Saint-Girons is a quiet town, a perfect chance to see an unspoiled...

See Saint-Girons guide


Most Beautiful Village at 40 km (direction west)

A small village in the Natural Regional Park of the Ariege Pyrenees,...

See Saint-Lizier guide


at 44 km (direction west-north-west)

Although tiny, the castle (and picnic area) in the centre of Tourtouse...

See Tourtouse guide
Gorges de l'Aude

Gorges de l'Aude

Scenery at 46 km (direction east), in the Aude department

The Gorges de l'Aude are a scenic highlight to explore close to...

See Gorges de l'Aude guide


at 46 km (direction east), in the Aude department

Be sure to take a stroll through Quillan as part of your...

See Quillan guide

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Map of places to visit near Prayols


Markets in and near Prayols

  • Lavelanet: market Wednesday & Friday (18km)
  • La Bastide-de-Serou: market Thursday (18km)
  • Pamiers: market Tuesday & Saturday (22km)
  • Belesta: market Tuesday & Thursday (26km)
  • Mirepoix: market Thursday & Monday (27km)
  • Aulus-les-Bains: market Sunday - seasonal market only (28km)
  • Ax-les-Thermes: market Thursday - seasonal market only (29km)
  • Ax-les-Thermes: market Tuesday & Saturday (29km)
  • Saverdun: market Friday (34km)
  • Seix: market Wednesday - seasonal market only (35km)

More information about Prayols, Midi-Pyrenees

Tourist attractions near Prayols, France

What to do at Prayols? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Prayols.

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Pyrenees Ariegeoises (18km)
  • Pyrenees Catalanes (60km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc aux Bambous (26km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Fontaine Intermittente de Fontestorbes (26km)
  • Vallée de Vicdessos (28km)
  • Cirque du Sisca (38km)
  • Cirque d'Anglade (41km)
  • Lac des Bouillouses (50km)
  • Lac du Bouillouses (50km)

Geography and distances

Prayols is in the south of France at 4 kilometres from Foix, the department capital (general information: Prayols is 662 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Prayols

Canton: Foix-Rural

Arrondissement: Foix

Department: Ariege

Region: Midi-Pyrenees

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 0

Distance to Prayols

from Foix (prefecture): 4 km

from Paris: 662 km

from Calais: 892 km

from Nice: 465 km

from Bordeaux: 276 km

from Strasbourg: 788 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Prayols from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 11 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Celles, Cos, Ferrieres-sur-Ariege, Foix, Ganac, Mercus-Garrabet, Montoulieu, Pradieres, Saint-Paul-de-Jarrat, Saint-Pierre-de-Riviere and Soula.

This page in French: Visiter Prayols


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